Courtesy of goBrockport.com
BROCKPORT, N.Y.- The College at Brockport’s men’s basketball team hosted the SUNY Geneseo on Tuesday in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) matchup looking to avenge Saturday’s loss. The Golden Eagles successfully got their revenge taking this battle handily, 88-67.
The Green and Gold overall record shifts to 14-9 with a conference mark of 10-6, while the Knights drop to 7-16 on the season and 4-12 in SUNYAC competition.
Justin Summers started the scoring off for the Golden Eagles with a tough layup inside. With both teams exchanging buckets, Brockport saw early success from Jahidi Wallace as he converted six points in the opening minutes. Two three pointers from Montgomery Stroman helped the Green and Gold open up a 19-15 lead with 9:28 left in the half. After a few jump shots from Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy), he continued to make a first half impact as he made a baseline cut and threw down a two handed slam to put the Green and Gold up 36-30 with 2:04 left in the half. Thanks to a three pointer from Josh Nelson and continued success from Summers, Brockport consistently exchanged buckets with the Knights. One last layup from Wallace, helped give the Green and Gold a 40-34 edge at half.
The Golden Eagles came into the second frame ambitious and focused. Hagins started the scoring off with a layup and on the very next possession, Summers had a huge two handed flush over a Geneseo defender to energize the team, putting them up 44-36. Freshman guard Danny Ashley had a huge second half scoring 16 of his game high 18. Ashley helped extend the lead by hitting a three pointer and having an and-one in back to back possessions. Brockport’s offense truly began to click as it also saw great second half contributions from Wallace, Hagins, and Chris Atkinson. Brockport used these performances to inevitably pull away and win by a score of 88-67.
Brockport was led by Ashley who finished with 18 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Summers finished with a double-double scoring 17 points and hauling in 11 rebounds. Wallace and Hagins also played well finishing with 17 and 15 respectively.
The Golden Eagles are back in action, Friday, Feb. 15 as they host the Oswego State at 7:30 p.m.